This is Offbeat Home's archive of Cleaning posts.
Keeping spaces nice and clean.
My deep fat fryer is one of my most beloved possessions. It has graced me many a time with the comfort of egg rolls, fritters, and other foods I probably shouldn't like so much.
Sadly, my little friend is a royal pain to clean up…
I hate cleaning, and I need a strong motivator to get me going, like an impending visit from a college friend or the soul-crushing screech of my mom's nagging. Considering that I dislike it so very hard, I've created a system of cleaning that gets things looking passable just about as fast as possible. Cleaning the oven should be done in parts. Here's how I do it…
I've lived with my spouse for four years. In that time, through several apartments and sets of roommates, I've learned that we are in fact Dirty People. Rather than keep each other motivated, the two of us tend to wallow in our own filth. This is how the blog Unfuck Your Habitat taught me the 5 ways to help get my cleaning-impaired husband to pitch in on the cleaning duties.
This might seem paradoxical, and it probably is, but adding more chores to my daily life has actually given me the feeling I am more in control of my life. Some might call this backwards. Isn’t evolution supposed to drive towards a simplified life, with fewer and fewer chores?